Chess News


In the spirit of Paul Morphy – Don “The Mon” Westfall’s Smothered Mate 1

Jude Acers was busy making sure the recently arrived participants who will compete in the Paul Morphy Memorial Chess Tournament were paired off to play countless, practice games. Two days of intense chess competitions awaited everyone. Jude admonished: you need the practice now! Not later but now! Chess set – […]


ChessFlash World News/Oct 22, 2018

This just in from Edwin Lam/Hamburg , Germany:  We regret to note the death of Malaysian mega chess financier Dato Tan Chin Nam at age 92. Mr. Dato Tan anticipated the world champion Chinese Olympiad gold medal chess teams long before 2018 olympiad glory … a mega chess sponsor /building […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS, May 10, 2018: RIP Evgeni Vasiukov [w/”Wild Child” Langla “The Laminator” Bonus]

Bonus Eddie “The Laminator” Langla reports: From the early 1960s to the mid-1970s, Vasiukov scored wins in individual games over many top Soviet players, such as Smyslov, Bronstein, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Tal, Paul Keres, Mark Taimanov, Efim Geller, and Lev Polugaevsky. He was unable to defeat top-ranking Soviet stars such […]


A Fabulous “Cover Stories with Chess Life” Podcast — But USCF Deleted Jude’s Comments? What’s Going On, USCF?

Jude Acers is a big fan of a new Chess Life podcast (go here) — but did comments by Jude on the USCF post announcing the podcast get deleted? Here’s a screenshot of the first comment that got deleted: Kat the Lifeguard (Kaitlin Hanrahan of K & D Photo + […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Mar 27, 2018

25-year-old AMERICAN “FABULOUS FABIANO” CARUANA ELECTRIFIES CLOSING OUT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BID … WINNING VERSUS RUSSIAN GRISCHUK DRAW IN HAND … WILL PLAY CARLSEN FOR THE WORLD CHESS TITLE in London/2018 WOW!!!!!! AS THE WHOLE CHESS WORLD WATCHES IN AMAZEMENT 25 YEAR OLD AMERICAN ”FABULOUS FABIANO” CARUANA (born in Miami! and […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Mar 4, 2018 1

CHESSLAB MONSTER ROAD MACHINE JUDE ACERS OF NEW ORLEANS WILL PLAY 2018 FIDE WORLD SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (BLED, SLOVENIA/Nove 17-30, 2018) NEW ORLEANS PROFESSIONAL CHESS MASTER (CHESSLAB MONSTER ROAD MACHINE) JUDE ACERS TO PLAY IN THE 2018 WORLD FIDE WORLD SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (Bled , Slovenia Nov 17-30, 2018) … […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Nov. 14, 2017 

$400,000 “CHAMPIONS SHOWDOWN” AWARDED TO 8 CHESS GRANDMASTERS IN ST LOUIS! St.. Louis, Missouri  — That’s the way to do it … $60,000 apiece awarded to FOUR individual rapid and blitz 4 day match winners … boom, bam, wham … ka ching-ka ching … NAKAMURA/CARUANA/WORLD CHAMPION CARLSEN and the surprising … DOMINQUEZ PEREZ OF CUBA. Sensation […]